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The Orono Spartans took a quick 22-0 lead on Zimmerman and went on to defeat the Thunder 43-7 in the Section 5AAAA semifinals on Saturday in Orono. The Thunder, finishing 7-3, were unable to slow down the Spartans, who feature both a 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher. “Our guys showed a lot of character and [...]

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Elk River freshman Meagan Brown lost in the first round of the state singles tennis tournament, then bounced back with two wins in the consolation bracket before losing in the consolation finals. Brown (27-3), the Section 7AA champion, lost to St. Cloud Tech’s Taylor Tarrolly 6-3, 6-3. Tarroly lost in the next round to eventual [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Zac Syverson had to sit out most of the second half in Elk River’s 17-10 upset loss at Anoka two weeks ago when he pinched a nerve in his shoulder. His absence was glaring. “We missed him dramatically,” stated coach Steve Hamilton about the senior tackle and defensive end who [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Elk River vs. Rogers football always seems to be a surprise. The only solid prediction about Saturday’s duel in Elk River, 3 p.m., based on past results, is that it won’t be boring. The Elks, 6-2 and seeded second in a Section 6AAAAA field with three top-five [...]

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Elk River’s volleyball season ended with a quick 3-0 loss to North Branch, a team they beat early in the season, on Friday evening. The No. 2 seeded Vikings rolled 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 over the No. 7 Elks in the Section 7AAA second round in North Branch. The Vikings attack led by outside hitter Courtney [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor On a great day of racing for Craig Dollansky in August, tragic news clouded the occasion. The veteran World of Outlaws sprint car racer from Zimmerman placed fourth among 105 teams at Knoxville Nationals, regarded as the Super Bowl of this sport, in Iowa. But that was the same day [...]

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A pair of explosive offensive teams will be on display when the Elk River Elks host the Rogers Royals on Saturday in the Section 6AAAAA semifinals at 3 p.m. The No. 2 seeded Elks (6-2) are scoring 37 points per game. The No. 3 seeded Royals (8-1) are averaging 46 per game. The outcome will [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder must slow down a pair of Orono offensive standouts to have a chance of upsetting the Spartans in their Section 5AAAA semifinal game. The No. 3 seeded Thunder (7-2) face No. 2 Orono (6-2) in Orono on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Thunder beat No. 6 Mound-Westonka 14-7 on Tuesday while Orono [...]

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